- Print your information on labels. Most vendors will ask for your contact information, so instead of spending several minutes at each booth writing down the same information over and over again, use labels to save time.
- Create a separate email address for wedding planning. Rather than getting hundreds of wedding planning emails a day in your primary email account, use a separate email address to consolidate all of your wedding emails and make it easier to search through them.
- Dress comfortably and wear good shoes. Bridal shows often draw big crowds, so being uncomfortable or getting your feet stepped on is one of the fastest ways to ruin a good time at a bridal show. If you’re bringing your bridal party to the show, consider making matching T-shirts. They’re a fun way to remember the day and will help you spot each other from across a giant room of people should you get separated.
- Try not to waste your time or the vendors. If you know that you’re having your wedding outside of the area, don’t spend 30 minutes talking to a photographer that only works locally. It’s fine to go to a bridal show without having a wedding date, but be prepared vendors will ask when you’re getting married. If you’re still in the very early stages of planning, be honest about it. Most vendors will happily give you their card, but won’t waste your time by trying to set up a consultation for the next week.
- Bring a wedding vendor checklist. There’s tons of great online checklists that can be printed for free and will help you to keep vendor information organized. Be sure to get contact information and write down any notes you’ll want to remember, because after talking with 20 plus vendors, things can start to blur.
This Sunday, we will be at the Bride To Be Celebration – come see us!
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